These cards can also be used in so many different ways.

Their durability and high-quality mean they can be used in a wide range of situations.

They are visual like most Plastic Card Printer, but they can also interact with machines. Because they have so many uses, companies see benefits from printing on plastic. Eco-Friendly Plastic

You can reduce waste by recycling all your old plastic cards into brand-new useful cards. In addition to being highly durable and lasting a long time, PVC cards are capable of decomposing under the right conditions.

Any business desiring to reduce its impact on the environment should use eco-friendly business cards.

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Fill out the form below to obtain more information and great pricing on custom plastic cards. FARGO CARD PRINTER Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

Fargo printers are a line of card printers made by HID, which is a respected name in the security and identification industries. The printers are available from entry-level to high-end, with several options at each level available. Fargo printers are commonly used by government offices, universities and corporations, usually used in their card printing offices.

The printers are excellent solutions for printing drivers’ licenses, government ID credentials, student ID cards, membership cards, and much more.

Plastic Card ID is proud to offer several printers from Fargo’s “Direct-to-Card" line.

Capabilities vary from model to model, but each Fargo printer provides excellent image quality, machine durability, and a warranty to protect against breakdowns.

We also provide a variety of Fargo printer supplies, including printer ribbons, laminate ribbons and cleaning kits. FARGO 5000 ID Card Printer

The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer uses reverse transfer printing, which produces a high-quality image that resists tampering and lasts up to twice as long as a normal ID card photo, with options for dual-sided printing & lamination. HDP5000 produces ID cards with the highest image quality on the market today. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP film, then fusing the film with the surface of the plastic card, the HDP5000 creates an image quality that looks more like a sharp glossy photo than an ID badge.

The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality available. Printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film then fusing the film to the card surface allows the HDP5000 to create an image so high in quality that is more closely resembles a glossy photo as opposed to an ordinary ID badge or gift card. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is jam-packed with features, and can reliably produce cards with high-definition image quality.

The HDP5000 upgrades easily with additional printing, laminating and encoding modules. Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer #89640 | 89660 | 89680

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex uses retransfer printing technology - the most advanced card printer technology available - to produce superior double-sided card print quality, reliability, durability and security for your badge printing program. The HDP5000 Duplex features a flexible modular design with options for a laminator and smart card encoding. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer offers Fargos High Definition Printing (HDP) technology delivering the highest image quality that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers uncomplicated operation with simple training, easy-loading cartridges for cards, ribbons and over-laminates, durability that will lower your total cost of ownership, and a lifetime print head warranty plus a two-year printer warranty. High Definition Printing uses cutting-edge retransfer printer technology, perfect for printing common technology cards, such as contact and contactless smart cards and clamshell proximity cards. This happens to be one of the most advanced methods of car printing available, the use of advanced dye-sublimation technology has been able to produce crisp print jobs, with 300-dpi images on the underside of HDP Films that are developed by Fargo.

The HDP5000 Film adheres to the surface of the cards and conforms to any ridges or indentations formed by embedded electronics and adds an extra layer of strength and security.

If a counterfeiter tries to pull the film apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image is destroyed.

High Definition Printing can also print to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers must leave clear space around contact pads to avoid print head damage. Multifunction smart cards are becoming more popular with colleges, loyalty and membership programs, businesses and corporations, health care facilities, and government agencies.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is ideal for customization because there are so many options for single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technology. Its multifaceted encoding options will allow you to produce proximity and smart cards according to your specific needs. ID badge production is no longer restricted to stand-alone stations!

A retail chain, for example, can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. On location for a corporation or university, an array of printers/encoders can be set up in a central location for high-volume production. You can apply the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer’s capabilities to countless scenarios.

Its Ethernet port and internal print server allows for easy networked operations.

Most Popular Fargo Dual-Side HDP5000 Printer Configurations:

Fargo 89640: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer

Fargo 89641: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Magnetic Encoder

  • Fargo 89660: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Single-Sided Laminator
  • Fargo 89661: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Single-Sided Laminator and Magnetic Encoder
  • Fargo 89680: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Dual-Sided Laminator
  • Fargo 89681: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Dual-Sided Laminator and Magnetic Encoder
  • We make ordering your HDP5000 easy! Just order it as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it easier than ever to start your own ID card program.

  • Just order one Complete System, then you can quickly start making professional-looking ID cards using your Fargo HDP5000 printer.
  • Choose the system that is right for you based on your printer configuration:
  • Complete System
  • Fargo HDP5000 Retransfer Printer Double-Sided
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)
  • YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)
  • Clear Retransfer Film-1500 prints (84053)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • Webcam

Webcam Lifetime AlphaCare support

Complete System w/Lamination

Fargo HDP5000 Printer - Double-Sided w/Lamination (your choice of single- or dual-sided)

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)

YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)

1.0 mil Over-laminate - 250 prints (82601)

Clear Retransfer Film - 1500 prints (84053)

500 Premium Blank Poly/PVC Composite Cards (ACS-8030COMP-PPWH-500)

Webcam Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

Plastic Card ID carries the Single-Sided Fargo HDP5000 Printer by HID Global.

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